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, for the fiscal cliff and start off our new year and new congress with a proper welcome for our constituents and our colleagues. i yield back. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman's time has expired. for what purpose does the gentleman from minnesota rise? without objection. >> madam speaker, many years ago our friends on the conservative side of the political aisle told us that if we cut taxes for the wealthiest among us, they would get more money which they would use to invest in plant and equipment and then all the rest of us working class, middle class folks, would benefit by rich people having more money because then they would hire us and we would have a stronger economy. mr. ellison: he they put this plan into implementation in 2001 and 2003. it was by far the most anemic decade we have seen in many, many decades. . if you contrast it to the 1990's, we had a better economy. when president clinton handed president bush the reins to the government, he handed him also a surplus. the fact is the conservative experiment, based on the ideas of a guy named arthur, and others, have failed.
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fiscal cliff and after that one by one a new generation does every year, then we can do that and we can have the kind of budget agreement that will get this economy moving again. i am here primarily to salute senator corker for doing what i think the president should be doing, and i do not think it can be accomplished by the united states government unless he takes a lead. he does not have to lead with corker's bill, but it has to be something like it. >> because i would never disagree with my colleague, i agree it takes presidential leadership. thank you all very much. appreciate it. >> senator corker and alexander. that is from earlier today. their remarks on the fiscal cliff. congressional leaders are meeting with president obama to continue work on avoiding that fiscal cliff. of course, that is the mandatory tax increases and spending cuts that go into effect in three days, at the start of the new year. the meetings include the house leaders, the senate leaders, and president obama. it started about 40 or 50 minutes ago. an administration official says that timothy geithner, the tre
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ladies, employment and image, a new series on c-span, produced but we did with the white house historical association. starting president day, february 18. >> tomorrow on washington journal, we will lokke fiscal cliff negotiations and also how americans across the income spectrum will be affected if the deadline passes without a deal. our guest is with the tax policy center. ball by a look at presidential campaigning and the influence of the electoral college with author of the rise of the president permanent campaign. later, an update on hurricane sandy release still making its way through congress. we are a dime by dan faymann. live at seven easton on c-span. >> next, an engineer and entrepreneur in the aerospace community, contrasts today's space program to the pioneering days of space -- space exploration days ago and talked about the history of manned space flight. he designed spaceship one that completed the first manned private space flight in 2004. the voyager aircraft in 1986 became the first airplane to fly nonstop around the world without refueling. this is about an hour and a